The Big Misdirection

29 Jun

My fingers hover over the keyboard, but they don’t know which keys to hit. My mind really hasn’t come up with many good blogging ideas lately because there is simply too much going on. The wedding is one week from today, and there is a lot still to do. Go here. Go there. Get this. Get that. It all adds up to something I call the “Big Misdirection”.Magician

Last week, I saw “Now You See Me”, a movie about a team of magicians. Like all good magician movies, they talked about the art of misdirection. Get the audience looking one way when all of the action is going on somewhere else. It’s what magicians have been doing for centuries. Heck, there are even misdirections to stop you from focusing on the real misdirection.

I am convinced that weddings are one big misdirection. There is all this stuff to do. Cake tastings. Fittings. Decide on a caterer. Pick out the music. Before you realize it, there is so much going on that you just want it to be over. Once the wedding has taken place, you the entire build up is suddenly gone.

However, that is the misdirection. You get focused on wanting to get the wedding over with that you forget that this lifetime commitment follows. The ceremony takes place. Everyone has fun at the reception. As a couple, you ride off into the sunset. Relief sets in as you realize that you never have to answer another email from the wedding planner. Then, it hits. You realize that you are married and a completely different phase of your life has begun.

So, it’s one “Big Misdirection”. You are so stressed about one day that you can’t think about how it’s a life changing event. It’s a magic trick worthy of applause, and, in the end, it’s a magic trick that I am happy to take part in.

4 Responses to “The Big Misdirection”

  1. Carl D'Agostino June 30, 2013 at 01:47 #


    • Rick June 30, 2013 at 12:53 #

      That’s the truth.

  2. Manu Kurup July 1, 2013 at 12:07 #

    Nice comparison with the movie…
    Hope everything is going on well other than the slight misdirections which are part of organising a wedding. Have a great week…

    • Rick July 2, 2013 at 02:54 #

      Everythin is going great. Thanks.

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